Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

`Hee Haw' TV Show Reruns Bound for Nashville Network

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

`Hee Haw' TV Show Reruns Bound for Nashville Network

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By Joe Edwards

Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ "Hee Haw," the cornball country humor TV show, appears headed from individual stations to cable TV's The Nashville Network this fall.

Negotiations are under way to take reruns of the long-running program off syndication in order to air them on Saturday nights on TNN _ which focuses on country music programming.

If negotiations are worked out, it would mark the first time that the one-hour show has been available to cable TV viewers only.

One-hundred sixty local stations throughout the country are now winding up their final broadcasts of the program.

Reruns have been shown for the past year. Prior to that, "Hee Haw" spent 24 years on the air with new episodes.

There are 600 programs in the vault for rebroadcasts.

The Nashville Network is part of Gaylord Entertainment, which completed its initial public offering in October 1991. The offering basically split the publishing and entertainment operations of The Oklahoma Publishing Co. of Oklahoma City. The Daily Oklahoman and The Sunday Oklahoman are still part of Oklahoma Publishing, which is privately held.

Edward L. Gaylord of Oklahoma City is chairman of Gaylord Entertainment. He is also publisher of The Daily Oklahoman.

Oklahoma Publishing purchased Opryland USA, the Grand Ole Opry and related companies in 1983. …

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